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3.93  ·  Rating details ·  143 ratings  ·  48 reviews
Rosie Clayton witnesses a mugging on her first night in London—and then the scene rewinds itself.

She finds herself standing in the same place again, with the mugging happening just like before, except this time a stranger steps in and stops it. There's no way the same incident can have two outcomes. Rosie thinks she’s losing her mind, until just a few days later, the stra
Paperback, 424 pages
Published February 2nd 2016 by Spencer Hill Press
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Paula M
Jan 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
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You know what PULL reminds me of? The Mortal Instruments with a mixture of Doctor Who. Now I don't know about you, but those two together are all kinds of amazing. And because we're being honest, I have to say that I didn't expect to love Pull so much. Although I am a big fan of all things time travel AND London, only few books can make me fall in love with them.

I was hooked from the first chapter because Rosie is such an excellent narrator. H
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Dear readers: If you are looking at this review, then you are looking at my book's page, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for that. I gave it five stars because I have spent four years pouring myself into this story, crafting it as well as I know how, and polishing it according to the wisdom of my amazing agent and editors. I'm honored to have even one person read it. If you decide to join Albert and Rosie on their journey, then I truly hope you enjoy the ride. ...more
I don't want to discount Anne Riley as a writer, because clearly she has a gift with words, but that gift is simply not yet honed into talent in this book.

Let me say that Pull adds an interesting concept to the world of time-travel novels, and it lingers more along the lines of fantasy, with the demonic magic and evil villains, than it does science fiction. The plot was refreshingly unique, and also a curious and unexpected experience for me. Yet as much as I wanted this novel to sweep me off m
Alice (Married To Books)
Pull was a story that had an amazing premise (and stunning cover!) but ultimately fell a little flat for me. The first 150 pages moved quite slowly, with unlikeable characters and not a lot of time travelling detail going on. I will say that the second half did pick up quickly, was visually more exciting and saved me from DNF'ing. Rosie is from Nashville and arrives in London with her parents and brother who is falling onto the wrong side of the tracks. Rosie's Grandad Papa passes away but just ...more
Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
I want to thank Spencer Hill Press for providing me with a copy of this book to read and give an honest review. Receiving this book for free has in no way altered my opinion or review.

Sci-fi is always an intriguing genre for me. And the idea of this book, the ability to pull and pretty much turn back time so you can save lives, really hit the spot for me. After I read the blurb, I was looking forward to watching the story unfold.

I'll start by talking about the characters. I will say that at the
Nicole M. Hewitt
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Pull was an intriguing paranormal time travel tale. The book had me hooked right from the very start when I wanted to learn all of Rosie’s grandpa’s secrets!

What Fed My Addiction:

This book had a really strong focus on family that you don’t see often in YA. Not everything was picture perfect (especially with Rosie’s relationship with her brother Paul), but the family dynamics did ring true. Rosie had a strong bo
Feb 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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4.5 / 5 Fangs

When I first picked up this book, I wasn't sure if I was going to like it. I was worried that this book was going to be a typical YA book with insta-love, no parents, and other annoying cliches. I was so wrong. This book was nothing like that at all. This book was unique and totally worth the read. I honestly could not put the book down after the first few chapters. I became addicted, and there was no way I was going to stop reading so I could sleep.

The plot of this book was so exc
Feb 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
When I first saw this book I wasn't convinced. The synopsis sounded promising, but I read to many bad books about time traveling and time-manipulating in the last few month.

I still requested it on NetGalley though.

And I have to say, I don't regret it. It took some pages to get used to the story, but Rosie's style of narrating was really catchy and in just a few pages I was sucked in.

I really liked our two main characters, Rosie and Albert - though I really don't like the name Albert. I always ha
Suze Lavender
Feb 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Rosie's grandfather is very ill and she and her family travel from the United States to London to say goodbye. On her first night there she witnesses a brutal mugging. She feels something strange and all of a sudden time has been put back a few minutes and someone prevents the violent mugging from happening. Rosie wonders what she's seen and if it's real. She finds out more when the same thing is about to happen to her. She's intrigued by the guy who rescues her. His name is Albert and Rosie kno ...more

I read the synopsis for PULL and was like "Ooh hello! A YA sci-fi, time travel book with a guy called Albert all set in Victorian London? Yes please!" Turns out names like Albert don't always equate to Victorian times. It's actually a contemporary sci-fi story. The book isn't really about time travel, more time manipulation...

I liked Rosie and appreciated her witty narrative. I did find her a little confusing at times but can't say more without spoiling anything. Albert is intriguing and myster
Dec 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Stephanie Ward
'Pull' is a thrilling young adult science fiction novel that will have readers devouring its pages and then leave them wanting more. The story follows Rosie - our main character - as she goes to London with her family. Her grandfather is dying and they've come to spend as much time with him as possible. Things take a tragic turn and Rosie's papa ends up dying moments after they first arrive. With her family already tearing itself apart, her grandfather's death might end up being their destructio ...more
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Pull grabbed my attention for two big reasons: time traveling vigilantes and England. I can’t help myself, I’m so drawn to books with time travel and parallel universes. If those two things are present, it’s very likely I am going to be in. And I love all things London. If I can’t go there, the next best thing is a trip there via a book.

So, I started Pull with these two things in my mind, but
Jan 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
(Contains minor spoilers)
I started reading fantasy a year or two ago when I was somehow blackmailed into reading and reviewing a fantasy novel and discovered I loved it. I’ve since been on a hit and miss journey trying to find out why some fantasy novels work for me and some don’t. The concept of Pull was definitely a concept that attracted me. I love the idea of the world being a normal place, but there being a secret world within our everyday lives where things work differently.

Pull started o
Chelsea Anne
Jun 11, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 or 4 Stars (Can't choose)

I did enjoy it quite a lot, it kept my attention throughout the whole book and I loved the plot, the two main characters were really great to read about as well, although I felt it lacked something for me, it was a lot different than any other time travel books that I've read.
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Set in Blackheath in the southwest corner of London “Pull” an imaginative fantasy adventure opens as Rosie Clayton’s grandfather lies dying in the hospital. Suddenly feeling a pressure in her chest, a light flash, and hearing his voice telepathically, she’s told he has transferred his talent to her and to fight to keep it secret.

Upset already with the betrayal of her boyfriend while she’s away for the summer dealing with the ups and downs of her emotionally troubled brother, as well as a distra
I could've given it 5 stars but something about the concept of the Mortiferi and the Servatores are a bit off???? I've read about Nephilim and stuff but I don't know, maybe I just didn't feel the historical essence of this one. And Rosie became a little bit annoying towards the end. I thought she was rational, at some point she was, there was this scene when she was in danger and she was told to run away and she actually did run, compared to other MCs who thinks they're so brave that they wouldn ...more
Chantelle Larson
Oct 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this read. Although plotline was slightly small-scale I feel the writer did great job with character growth and development. Exciting enough to keep a younger readers interest yet intriguing enough for more advanced readers. Well written and smoothly executed.
Overall; A new, creative and easy-to-follow twist on time travel/manipulation. It's definitely worth a peek!
Bruce Capitell
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN!! Excellent story line, good character development, and full of intrigue. Love a Great Britain setting for a science fiction suspense/mystery story and this story doesn't disappoint! Definitely looking for more from this young author. ...more
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Interesting and different. Just enough fantasy for me to enjoy without making my head explode. A little dark. A little suspense. Wanted more!
Kristine Asselin
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Really like this unique time travel concept. Cool characters, well written.
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: teen, sci-fi, dnf, time-travel
I couldn't get in to this book. DNF at about the halfway point. The main character kept annoying me with her stupid choices. ...more
Dec 28, 2019 rated it did not like it
It was just too whiny to sit through and I found it hard to connect to any of the characters. I got about half way through the book and just gave up.
I read 55% of the book and decided to bail on it.
Kelsey van Dillen
Oct 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-release
3.5 half stars, the idea was really good. I loved the writing. But it took a very long time for the story to actually develop and it was not as exciting as I would've hoped. ...more
Finn Longman
I requested this book from NetGalley literally months ago (like, February or something?), and forgot all about it until I was working through all my ARCs while on a WiFi-less holiday in Yorkshire and decided to give it a go. Unlike a lot of the others I’d abandoned unfinished, it wasn’t because I’d started this one and got bored, but that I’d never got around to tackling it at all. As soon as I did, I was sorry I hadn’t got around to it sooner.

PULL may fall into a few YA tropes, because it featu
**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**

2.5 stars

This book wasn't quite what I expected - from the lack of time-travel as seen in popular fiction to the villains. I struggled through the first 100 pages or so (my copy didn't have page numbers, so I'm ballparking here), and I was pretty much ready to give up. There was little time-travel elements at that point, it was mainly focusing on Rosie's brother's myriad of problems, and the famil
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What a great cover PULL by Anne Riley has. And a pretty solid story base too! Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for a review copy of this one :)

Clearly I liked this one, and I honestly did. The Drama, plot, twists and pacing were very nice and helped keep me glued to this one late into the night. I drew a LOT of similarities to The Mortal Instruments series though, maybe a few too many to make this story rea
I feel this one is 3.5 strong stars that I will round up to 4. Here are the details:

Rosie is a normal girl with a normal family. Then a few things go wrong. Rosie's brother, Paul, is acting out because his best friend was in a car accident and suffers with his recovery. Then on their annual family trip across the pond, Rosie's grandfather passes away. But not before he speaks directly to Rosie's mind (telepathically, if you will) and passes on to her a "gift." She has no idea what he was talking
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*I received this arc in exchange for an honest review.*

I honestly had no idea what I was getting myself into when I started Pull. I originally was intrigued by the description and after finishing it.. I must admit I'M SO GLAD I READ IT. This book delivered. I was not disappointed at all.

I must admit I was hooked from page one. I actually started crying it got so intense so fast. Rosie is the main character and she is one of those few YA characters that you can't help but love because she uses h
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